‘The Breach’ is my best attempt at a love story for wild salmon and I spent five years working on it. I placed the care of its social media run during our 20-city national tour into the capable hands of Ryan and Brad and it was a true delight. I relied on Smarthouse implicitly - they were always available for me and brought it home again and again with their brilliant campaign.
Ryan is always my first call when we need press and PR support for our projects. She’s tireless, patient, and a joy to collaborate with. And people actually answer her calls and emails! But perhaps the best part about working with Smarthouse is that you can give them a massive wish list and know that they will explore every avenue… that’s a huge piece of mind for us.
As a first time director, I was overwhelmed with the number of film festivals there were to choose from so I consulted with Brad Wilke from Smarthouse Creative to come up with a strategy. A programmer with extensive knowledge of the market, Brad educated me on what to look for in a festival and went on to make recommendations based on my film. In addition, he prepared me for what to expect once accepted and how to get the most out of the festival experience. As a result, I’m proud to report ‘A Matter of Prejudice’ went on to win the Gold Lion for Best Professional Narrative Short at the 2017 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. One of Brad’s recommendations, it was an incredible opportunity I might have otherwise missed. I’m so grateful I strategized with Smarthouse Creative. They saved me time, money and worry and helped me find my audience.
Working with Ryan Davis at Smarthouse Creative was an absolute joy. She helped me get global press for my documentary project ‘Losing Sight of Shore’ that there’s no way I could have gotten on my own. I highly recommend working with such amazing and hard working people like Ryan. Your project is in great hands!
We loved working with Smarthouse Creative for the 5th edition of the Romanian Film Festival! Our main objectives were to reach out to a more diverse audience, have the festival covered by the local media and secure interviews for our special guests - they did a really great job. And besides all this, they’re very fun to work with, responsive and creative- true to their name :) I totally recommend them!
Having Smarthouse Creative on our team as we embarked on our crowdfunder for Personhood, was a huge asset. At each stage of the planning and execution, Amie Simon gave us personalized attention and advice that helped us reach our ambitious goal. I highly recommend checking out their services!
Ryan Davis is the QUEEN of the Universe, she makes planets spin and stars glow. I am so deeply grateful and pleased with all of her excellent help, advice and herding of my strange ideas. She makes them go from ‘out of my mind’ to ‘out of this world’.
I just want to say how glad I am to be working with Smarthouse and how challenging, amazing, and clarifying your process is. So glad I attended your 253 Film Summit workshop and that it led to this! Thank you!
Thanks for another great year. Your ability to open new publicity avenues for us allows me to concentrate on putting on the show confident that Ryan, Brad and their team are getting the word out.